Has anyone ever mentioned Physics Forums on a personal statement?

  • Thread starter Simfish
  • Start date
  • #1
Simfish
Gold Member
818
2
Yes, I know it's a *silly* idea. But I'm just curious ;)
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
HallsofIvy
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
41,833
956
What do you mean by "personal statement"? I have given my involvement here, as well as other mathematics websites, as part of an appeal for an increase in pay. I also included my work maintaining trails in the local mountains. The president of my university was a trail runner and I claimed I was keeping him safe!

I got the raise though I have no idea whether those helped or not.
 
  • #3
atyy
Science Advisor
14,047
2,342
Thank you for keeping the trails safe!
 
  • #4
491
2
I mentioned how I like to watch the experts in the field (whether that's professors, grad students, w/e) go at it on certain topics (astrophysics, cosmology, beyond the standard model, QM, etc.) on forums on the internet. I never mentioned PF specifically though. But I can't remember if that was a personal statement for an internship or if I wrote that somewhere else ...
 
  • #5
585
2
Be careful, you'd be surprised how many older people don't know what an internet forum is. They won't have any idea what you're talking about.
 

Related Threads on Has anyone ever mentioned Physics Forums on a personal statement?

Replies
3
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
23
Views
52K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
5
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
501
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
4K
Top